Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard’s moody, intense score perfectly complements director Christopher Nolan’s dark world.
Nolan has re-worked the Dark Knight character and the gothic / art-deco land of the previous films, and has replaced the comic book landscape with a more believable world. Here, the composers have produced a perfect sound palette to accompany this, and have successfully tapped into the psychological aspects of the story as well as the mindset of the main character himself.
Hans Zimmer comments: “I really turned the orchestra basically on its head. In a funny way I made the orchestra more into the electronics and the electronics more into the orchestra. It’s hard to explain, but the orchestra never got to play the way a normal orchestra plays”
Listen to the trilogy’s beginning, and the start of Hans Zimmer and Christopher Nolan’s collaborative journey into Gotham’s soundscape and the inner-psyche of Christian Bale’s portrayal of Batman.